Alumni

Homecoming 2020 - Part II
To be held Spring 2021

Rocky Through the Decades: Purple and Gold Never Get Old

 

2020 Part II In-Person Tentative Schedule (adjustments to the football schedule are still being made due to COVID-19 so exact dates will be in either March or April but are currently TBA and should be announced by the end of January 2021):

One week before Homecoming (date TBA)

  • Paint the Paws
Friday of Homecoming weekend (date TBA)
  • 2 p.m. Reunion registration starts; it continues throughout the weekend. Registration will take place at the Alumni House.
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available)
Saturday of Homecoming weekend (date TBA)
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - in Q LOT (Menu: Hot dogs, cheese burgers and hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato chips, bottled water, canned soda and coffee.)
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game (opponent TBA) - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.

Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming 2020 T-shirts are now available for purchase online or by calling 309-298-1914.

2020 shirt

Homecoming Fall 2021 Tentative Schedule

Friday, September 24, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
  • 2 p.m. Reunion registration starts; it continues throughout the weekend. Registration will take place at the Alumni House.
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available)
Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - in Q LOT (Menu: Hot dogs, cheese burgers and hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato chips, bottled water, canned soda and coffee.)
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. TBA - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.

Homecoming T-shirts

If you didn't order a 2020 Homecoming T-shirt, call 309-298-1914 to order today. Be on the lookout for the 2021 Homecoming T-shirt that will be available for purchase soon!

 

Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming 2021--October 1-2, 2021

 

 

 




 

Homecoming 2021

Celebrating Town & Gown

2021 Reunion - postponed until Oct. 1-2

Old Stompin' Ground Runaround

Paint the Paws

Parade Route

Parade Registration

Homecoming Week Schedule

Lodging

Transportation

Parking

Last Year's Highlights

Friday, October 9, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Virtual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround
  • Homecoming Parade 10:30 a.m. live via zoom - Watch the recorded video HERE.
  • Zoom with Interim President Martin Abraham, Coach Elliott, WIU Football Player and WIU Football - Watch the recorded video HERE
  • At-Home WIU Tailgate 1-2 p.m. live via zoom - Watch the recorded video HERE.